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Patience Is Precious

As I type it is about as far from Christmas as you can get in the calendar. The turn around day was last week, June 25th. Since then there have been three pieces of good news that seem like presents … Continue reading

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Social Media Really

Why? Why Like, Follow, Plus, Connect, or Subscribe to someone? Why not? It’s free, isn’t it? It’s worthless, isn’t it? Skip the pleas from Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and WordPress and Blogger. They aren’t free, really. They aren’t worthless, … Continue reading

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Telling Retirement Tales

Tomorrow night I tell a tale. The tale I’ll tell will be of a year of life in nature in near-wilderness. The fact that I was able to triple the task and turn it into a series is also a … Continue reading

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You Are Not Your Job

A friend lost a job. How often have you heard that one? How often has it been their fault? Lately, losing a job means a corporation downsized, outsourced, or randomly re-organized. Decades ago losing a job probably meant doing something … Continue reading

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Ruts Routines Revolutions

April 20th, a fine day for a party. A fine day to celebrate the break from tradition that was the beginning of the Revolutionary War. Most folks thought April 20th, 2014 was Easter. Well, yes; but someone had to spend … Continue reading

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Personal Trust Diversification

Here’s my plan. It’s Saturday, the day I tend (with several long lapses in recent years) to post about investing and the markets. Here’s reality. It’s Saturday and the more cyber-astute are reacting to and recovering from Heartbleed, a phenomenal … Continue reading

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Tax Inequity Increase

“I paid lower taxes when I was rich.” I said that last year. This year proves it out even more. Income was down about 40%. Income tax was up about 40%. I was traumatized by the numbers. Surely our system … Continue reading

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Balanced Optimism

They liked my house! They didn’t buy it, but they liked it.  At least they liked it more than one of the other houses in the neighborhood. Friends frequently comment on my upbeat attitude in the midst of financial mayhem. … Continue reading

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ACA And HAMP And Me

ACA and HAMP, government programs for health care and housing. Before you think I’m about to either praise or vilify them know that I am an extreme moderate independent. I am (extremely) certain that solutions are in the middle (moderate) … Continue reading

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When Free Costs Too Much

It happens surprisingly often. Eager, compassionate people appreciate and understand a fellow human’s hardship and heartache, then offer something valuable for free. Confusion scrunches their face as their offer is turned down from someone who couldn’t afford to buy the … Continue reading

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